Manchester United recently secured a much needed 3-1 triumph over Swansea City on November 6 as this victory was particularly important for Jose Mourinho and his squad due to the fact that they had not been able to secure a league goal since August 27 when they defeated Hull City.
This recent triumph over Swansea City is what Manchester United needed to start getting back on track and not slip any further behind in the Premier League standings which is something that has been happening on a more regular basis in recent times.
1 day after this victory, Jose Mourinho took the chance to speak to the media about his squad and their current situation and the Portuguese stated that he wants to see his players giving it everything they have and going to their limits.
Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been honoured at a Legends of Football event in London for having scoring the best ever goal of the Premier League era.
His first time volley against Aston Villa was voted by players who had scored more than 100 goals in the top flight division.
The event was attended by Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer, Reds former star Michael Owen and others. The event raised funds for charity Nordoff Robins, with the Premier League donating £100,000. The ‘flying’ Dutchman then gifted the cause with a £20,000 donation at this year’s dinner that celebrated 25 years of the Premier League.
Dion Dublin, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Matt Le Tissier, Les Ferdinand and Emile Heskey were also pictured at the event.
Manchester United are set to meet with archrival Man City in the fourth round of the English Football League (EFL). United defeated their third round opponents Northampton 3-1 on Wednesday.
Mourinho already tasted defeat when he faced off with Pep Guardiola in the Premier League this term. City comfortably trounced United 2-1 at Old Trafford.
The win over Northampton ends the successive defeats United have suffered in the Premier League and in Europe. The win didn’t come without its own share of imperfections, but at least the team got the job done. On the other hand, City breezed through a 2-1 win against Swansea City in a keenly contested game at Liberty Stadium.
Sam Allardyce hints he would not mind getting in the bad books of the club bosses if that is what it takes for him to be able to pick the squad he desires.
Allardyce, in all likeliness, is going to have Luke Shaw in the line-up he discloses this weekend.
It’s not been long since Shaw has resumed playing and Jose Mourinho would probably prefer the defender to be spared from national duty for now so that he can rest.
But, Allardyce has made it clear that he will get in touch with the Red Devils’ coach and even if there is no green signal from him, he won’t care and will go ahead as per his planning.
Speaking recently, the 61-year old said, “I would chat with Mourinho. I have never had any problems with him and neither has he. But, it’s a different situation if someone is a club boss and the national boss is talking to him.”
Former Manchester United star Paul Parker believes that the club need at least three more players in order to start challenging for the Premier League title.
Parker, who managed to win two league titles during his time at United, says that the squad does not feel strong enough to last through the entire campaign even while competing in other competitions. Hence, he feels that the club should address weaknesses in areas like central defence, central midfield, and forward positions. Parker’s recommendation comes at a time when United have just splashed £ 150 million on four new players in the summer transfer window.
Borussia Dortmund have categorically stated that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be allowed to leave the club in the summer.
The player only has 12 months left on his contract and could start negotiating terms with foreign clubs from January. After having lost numerous top players on free transfers in the last few years, Dortmund are fearing at the possibility of once again letting one of their top players go for nothing. Only recently, striker Robert Lewandowski, who is valued in excess of £ 40 million, joined Bayern Munich on a free transfer after allowing his contract to expire.
Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney is working with the club’s foundation to provide help for kids. The player says all the funds raised from his testimonial match against his former club Everton at Old Trafford will go to the charity.
The money is understood will be used to fund a scholarship programme to cater for youths from disadvantaged areas. The funds aims at giving the children an opportunity to reach university level education. Four charities are set to benefit from the proceeds of the charity game with Manchester United Foundation being one of them.
It is believed that Manchester United might be making a bid for their former player Paul Pogba.
There are reports that Jose Mourinho has instructed the Manchester United board to try and sign the French midfielder.
Jose Mourinho has been having some lengthy discussions with Manchester United Ed Woodward, and it is believed that a great deal of these discussions has been about signing new players.
There are reports that the Portuguese manager has told Ed Woodward to get Paul Pogba whatever the cost is.
It is believed that Manchester United will be making a £100m to Juventus to test their resolve when it comes to the player. The Italian club has previously said that the French midfielder was not available for sale, but we will have to wait for their answer if Manchester United do make the offer for Paul Pogba.
Following up on the bomb scare that has delayed the last game for Manchester United this season, the club has set up an enquiry.
The "urgent" inquiry has been demanded after a dummy bomb used in a security exercise caused the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford to be postponed.
A controlled explosion was carried out on the device, which police said was accidentally left by a private firm. Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd called for a full inquiry into the "fiasco." He also told BBC Sport that United "need to apologize very, very seriously" to supporters of both clubs who were at Old Trafford.
Italian players Andrea Pirlo, Sebastian Giovinco and Mario Balotelli have been left off the preliminary list announced for Euro 2016 for Italy.
Toronto FC forward Giovinco is one of a number of noteworthy players left off the continental tournament.
The 29-year old, who has 30 goals in 45 games for TFC, was surprisingly not included in manager Antonio Conte's 30-man squad, despite his decent performance at his club.
Aside Giovinco is Balotelli, whose goals during the 2012 tournament sent Italy into the European championship final before they lost 4-0 in the final to Spain.